May 21, 1940
The Reds will be without their captain, Matt Busby, for the match on Saturday. Mr. George Kay, manager of the Reds, states that it is doubtful whether Matt will be able to play for the club again this season, owing to military duties.
If this is so, it is a big loss to the club, for Busby has proved an inspiring leader and of tremendous help to the many young players.
(Evening Express: May 21, 1940)